Ajax - Champions League - 5 November 2019

Ajax - Champions League - 5 November 2019

Ajax - Champions League - 5 November 2019

Lampard and his team of young guns have yet to truly make Stamford Bridge their fortress, struggling to break down typically defensive opposition setups before surrendering sloppy goals from set-pieces. Another superb goal from Donny van de Beek made it 4-1, and the game appeared to be done and dusted.

Nobody could have predicted what happened next.

What an absurd night.

Chelsea have a 100%-win record in Champions League matches against Dutch opponents, beating Feyenoord twice in the 1999-2000 season and Ajax this season. They hold the fourth position on the Premier League's points table.The club will compete against Ajax on November 6. We need to be at our best.

Frank Lampard has warned Chelsea he expects an even tougher encounter with Ajax than they faced in Amsterdam. It's going to be hard but every game is hard.

The return of Kante will dictate the narrative of the game both in the papers and on the pitch, with the Frenchman perhaps the answer to combatting Ajax's possession game and making Chelsea more expansive and unpredictable at home. "And I think it needs to be a really open conversation - referees, managers, fans".

Jorginho stepped up and fired from the spot, although Chelsea went into the half down 3-1 to last year's semi-finalists.

Promes would regain Ajax their lead in the 20 minute as well. The striker finished emphatically, but his celebrations were cut short by an offside flag.

Ajax Prediction - Can Ajax stay the pace? Erik Ten Hag had picked an attacking side, dropping Edson Álvarez from midfield, and his decision to use David Neres on the right caused problems for Marcos Alonso.

Ajax warmed up for the tie with a 4-2 victory over PEC Zwolle last Friday which has kept them six points clear at the top of the Eredivisie.

Chelsea began to look naive.

Lampard wants rest for two Chelsea midfielders but.

It was too manic, though, and Chelsea were unable to keep Ajax under siege for long. Then things got weird.

In one passage of play, Blind was sent off for a foul on Abraham before Veltman was adjudged to have deliberately handled a shot from Callum Hudson-Odoi inside the penalty area.

"So hopefully now we can bring that form back to Stamford Bridge".

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